SkIndigo 3.6.20 (beta)

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SkIndigo 3.6.20 (beta)

Post by OnoSendai » Sat Aug 24, 2013 1:13 am

Hello,

This is a beta release - please test. You need Indigo 3.6.0 or greater to use this version.

To Install:
1) Download RBZ file from link below
2) In SketchUp, go to Window->Preferences->Extensions
3) Uncheck the SkIndigo checkbox, press OK, restart SketchUp
4) In SketchUp, go to Window->Preferences->Extensions->Install Extension
5) Select the RBZ file you downloaded
6) Check the SkIndigo checkbox again.
7) Restart Sketchup again.

NOTE: this elaborate process is to make sure the asset files get updated properly, which doesn't work if the extension is enabled.

Some features are WIP. You can now create custom preview scenes by selecting 'New.." from the preview scene dropdown list. You just need to have a material in your scene named 'previewmaterial'. There is no way yet to delete a custom preview scene. They are stored here:

C:\Users\[username]\AppData\Roaming\Indigo Renderer\su_preview_scenes

The 1m scale preview scene is not working fully yet. You can try it out but it does not scale displacement properly yet (it works with absorption and media settings though).

Material loading of the new material types also does not work yet.

Changelog:

#Version 3.6.20

#Worked around error when exporting scene in some cases. (Error: #<NoMethodError: undefined method `definition' for nil:NilClass>)
#Fixed export error with displacement. (Error: #<NoMethodError: undefined method `out' for #<IndigoTexture:0xd409b710>>)
#Made all preview scenes have width and height 256, which fits the pop-up window well.
#Made all preview scenes have image save period 1, and made the thumbnail update timer to 1 second for faster mat previews.
#Fixed auto detection of Indigo path.
#Changed default image save period to 30 mins.
#Increased max value for image save period spinbox as well.
#Added detection of SketchUp 2013 to Windows installer.


Download: http://downloads.indigorenderer.com/dis ... 3.6.20.rbz

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Re: SkIndigo 3.6.20 (beta)

Post by Voytech » Sat Aug 24, 2013 8:59 am

Hmm... followed the directions. When checking the extension on again in the extensions window my old version 3.4 was back.

Update failed?

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Re: SkIndigo 3.6.20 (beta)

Post by lape » Mon Aug 26, 2013 10:21 pm

Installed 3.6.19, then used the RBZ as written. When I check my version, it still shows 3.6.19. :?
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Re: SkIndigo 3.6.20 (beta)

Post by OnoSendai » Tue Aug 27, 2013 10:51 pm

Voytech wrote:Hmm... followed the directions. When checking the extension on again in the extensions window my old version 3.4 was back.

Update failed?
Which SketchUp version are you using?

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Re: SkIndigo 3.6.20 (beta)

Post by OnoSendai » Tue Aug 27, 2013 10:53 pm

lape wrote:Installed 3.6.19, then used the RBZ as written. When I check my version, it still shows 3.6.19. :?
Your SkIndigo version shows as 3.6.19?

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Re: SkIndigo 3.6.20 (beta)

Post by OnoSendai » Tue Aug 27, 2013 10:56 pm

lape wrote:Installed 3.6.19, then used the RBZ as written. When I check my version, it still shows 3.6.19. :?
I added a new step 7 to the instructions above - restart SketchUp again :)

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Re: SkIndigo 3.6.20 (beta)

Post by Voytech » Wed Aug 28, 2013 1:02 am

OnoSendai wrote:
lape wrote:Installed 3.6.19, then used the RBZ as written. When I check my version, it still shows 3.6.19. :?
I added a new step 7 to the instructions above - restart SketchUp again :)
Yup. Just launched it again. It's on 3.6.20. I'm still on Sketchup 8 btw.

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Re: SkIndigo 3.6.20 (beta)

Post by Pibuz » Fri Aug 30, 2013 4:26 am

Hi Ono! I'm getting this baby as soon as possible!

..it's some time since Dale doesn't post SkIndigo updates any more.. Is he fine?

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Re: SkIndigo 3.6.20 (beta)

Post by cotty » Fri Aug 30, 2013 4:44 am

How about sharing the plugin in the PluginStore at the SketchUcation forum or/and in the extension warehouse? Maybe it is a simple way to win some new users...
Pibuz wrote:..it's some time since Dale doesn't post SkIndigo updates any more.. Is he fine?
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Re: SkIndigo 3.6.20 (beta)

Post by OnoSendai » Fri Aug 30, 2013 5:34 am

cotty wrote:How about sharing the plugin in the PluginStore at the SketchUcation forum or/and in the extension warehouse? Maybe it is a simple way to win some new users...
Pibuz wrote:..it's some time since Dale doesn't post SkIndigo updates any more.. Is he fine?
good question
We're on the Extension Warehouse:

http://extensions.sketchup.com/en/conte ... o-renderer

Maybe some Indigo users can give us some nice reviews :)

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Re: SkIndigo 3.6.20 (beta)

Post by cotty » Fri Aug 30, 2013 6:11 am

I've only searched for SkIndigo :roll:
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Re: SkIndigo 3.6.20 (beta)

Post by OnoSendai » Wed Sep 04, 2013 12:57 am

Pibuz wrote:Hi Ono! I'm getting this baby as soon as possible!

..it's some time since Dale doesn't post SkIndigo updates any more.. Is he fine?
He is. Dale is still working on SkIndigo, I'm just doing some work on it too in preparation for 3.6 stable.

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Re: SkIndigo 3.6.20 (beta)

Post by Pibuz » Wed Sep 04, 2013 10:25 pm

Good to know! Thank you!

If you have some time, could you guys try to fix the missing texture issue?
It comes out when SkIndigo doesn't find an additional texture (bump, exp, etc..). If you try to re-apply the same texture which has the same name, still it does not find it. Same texture, name changed: all ok.

This frequently happens when working on the same scene on two PCs with same texture library.

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Re: SkIndigo 3.6.20 (beta)

Post by OnoSendai » Wed Sep 04, 2013 11:16 pm

Pibuz wrote:Good to know! Thank you!

If you have some time, could you guys try to fix the missing texture issue?
It comes out when SkIndigo doesn't find an additional texture (bump, exp, etc..). If you try to re-apply the same texture which has the same name, still it does not find it. Same texture, name changed: all ok.

This frequently happens when working on the same scene on two PCs with same texture library.
Hi Pibuz,
I can't replicate this problem. Can you write an exact sequence of steps on how to replicate this?
Thanks.

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Re: SkIndigo 3.6.20 (beta)

Post by Pibuz » Wed Sep 04, 2013 11:35 pm

Say you have a scene in which you have a material with a bump texture named "bump.jpeg".
Now, you go home and you bring your scene with you. The diffuse texture is stored inside Sketchy, so no problems with that. You take "bump.jpeg" with you.

Once at home, you open the SketchUp file, if you check in the material you'll see that the bump slot turns red, because SkIndigo cannot locate the exact path of the additional texture. So, you click on the red box and browse your pc and find the exact same "bump.jpeg" you brought home with you (this doesn't change if you already have the same bump.jpeg texture in your hard disk). You can now click accept but the red box is still there and the path has not been saved.

If you now simply rename "bump.jpeg" to "bump_ok.jpeg" and select it, SkIndigo stores the new path and works all right.

Hope I've been clear.. :(

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